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Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.

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Opening Music

"Our Father in Heaven"  •  Johann Sebastian Bach
"On Wings of Kindness"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

"Kindness": A Hymn Cycle

"In the Heart of Jesus"—SDAH 577, st. 1-2  •  "I've Found a Friend", no. 186, st. 1  •  "Day by Day"—SDAH 532, st. 1-2  •  "Seeking the Lost"—SDAH 373, all st.
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir, Brenton Offenback, director; Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Congregational Prayer

Andrew Tidwell and Joshua Smalley

Pioneer Life/Testimony

Abigail Rose BourgeT presented by José & Christine Bourget with Dwight K. Nelson

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Juliette Horton, Pioneer Member; Prayer: Rolf Andvik

Scripture Reading

Colossians 3:12-14 NIV
Cheryl Logan, Pioneer Member

Worship in Music

"Prayer for Our Time"  •  Hal Hopson
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir, Brenton Offenback, director

Message

"For the Love of an Animal: Heehaw"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card/Prayer

 

 

Hymn of Commitment

"I Would Be Like Jesus"—SDAH 311, st. 1, refrain, repeat refrain  •  "Like Jesus"SDAH 492, refrain only
Elizabeth Wilson, mezzo-soprano

Closing Remarks/Benediction

Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"My Heart Abounds With Pleasure"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

 

Opening Music

"Our Father in Heaven"  •  Johann Sebastian Bach
"On Wings of Kindness"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

Praise

"He Is Exalted"  •  "Blessed Assurance"
Ivan Rachath, piano; Jason Marquez, clarinet; Johnny Schnepp, cello; Zachariah Schnepp, cajon

Congregational Prayer

Andrew Tidwell and Joshua Smalley

Worship in Music

"Prayer for Our Time"  •  Hal Hopson
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir, Brenton Offenback, director

Baby Dedication

De'reese Amere Roosevelt Williams and Montrell De'reese Williams presented by Walter & Sharday Williams, with Pastor Eugene Anthony

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Juliette Horton; Prayer: Rolf Andvik

Praise

"Mighty To Save"  •  "For The One"

Scripture Reading

 

Message

"For the Love of an Animal: Heehaw"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card/Prayer

 

Song of Commitment

"I Would Be Like Jesus"—SDAH 311  •  "Like Jesus"—SDAH 492

Closing Remarks/Blessing

Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"My Heart Abounds With Pleasure"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

 

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During the early days of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, church buildings were few. Battle Creek, Michigan, had become the center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They needed to build a church large enough to house the rapid membership growth, camp meetings, and General Conference sessions.

Elder James White, one of the founders of the church, thought of a plan. He suggested, “If each month, every member would donate one dime, within one year we could raise enough money to build a new church structure.” At that time, the average price of a home was around $2,000.

The members adopted the project. On April 20, 1879, they dedicated the new church, debt-free. The “Dime Tabernacle,” capable of seating 4,000 people became the fourth church structure of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.

The fund-raising plan was simple; Give a dime per month. A dime then would be equivalent to $2.25 today. Even though $2.25 is 22 ½ times more than a dime, it still isn’t much money in today’s economy!

Widespread participation brought success. When the members took this as their project, the Lord blessed.

When God’s people come together, like they did with the Dime Tabernacle, God will move hearts to accomplish His will through His children. “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Fellowship Dinners

Volunteers are needed by the Fellowship Dinner teams to assist with the preparation and service of the fellowship dinners which we hope to be able to resume soon. Teams serve about three times a year, so the time commitment is minimal, but your help is invaluable. Please let us know you if can help by emailing Ben Chilson at bennettc43@gmail.com. You will be assigned to a team that fits your schedule.

Adventurers & Pathfinder Registration Open

Our Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs are back in session this fall. Join below:

Pathfinders text "PMCEP" to 269-281-2345 or join online.

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It's Time for Fall Grow Groups!

Fall Grow Groups are here and we are so excited to have more than 50 groups available to join this semester! The session officially begins September 19, so don’t wait!

We have a variety of groups meeting every day of the week. Pioneer is continuing to offer groups both in-person and online, so we think you’ll be able to find one that works for you--whether you’re looking for Bible study, support, art, prayer, discipleship, or activity groups.

Grow Groups are open to everyone–so invite a friend and join us! Text "JOIN" to 269-281-2345 or choose your group online.

If you have any questions, email us at growgroups@pmchurch.org.

The Darkness Will Not Overcome Series

The Darkness Will Not Overcome is an 8-part series that will inspire, equip, and empower you to live your best life possible. In every presentation you will learn practical ways we can experience healing, hope, and change. Whatever your "darkness" is—an addiction, a mental health struggle, dysfunction, past trauma, broken relationships, or lack of direction—the Darkness Will Not Overcome! Beginning Friday, October 1.

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Neighbor to Neighbor Helping Hands Team

Neighbor to Neighbor (our local Adventist Community Services center) is currently looking for volunteers for their "Helping Hand Team". To respond, please call 269-471-7411 or visit them at 9147 US 31, Berrien Springs, MI.

Pioneer Collegiate Sabbath School

Pioneer's new Collegiate Sabbath School meets in the Pioneer Commons! This is a place for interactive connections with Collegiates and with God, to study the stories of Jesus and what they mean for us today. Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Weekly on Sabbath, 10:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

Care Giver's Support Group

Are you the primary caregiver for your spouse or another person? If so we have a resource available for you. Care Giver's Support Group, Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 PM, at Neighbor to Neighbor (West entrance). You're invited to come and  recharge your "batteries". For more information call Pastor John Glass at 262-825-3632.

Howard Series Presents: Risus Quartet

Winners of the 2021 Fischoff Grand Prize and Gold Medal, the Risus Quartet was officially founded in 2020 in South Korea by four young passionate musicians. "Risus" in Latin means "laugh" and was named in the sense of wanting to give joy and laughter to their audiences.  After graduating from Seoul National University, the quartet members began their studies in the United States where they broadened their view as musicians.

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